Importance of a Good Posture

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Good Posture Simon Evans Physiotherapy Solihull

Poor Posture can result in functional disorders and deteriorations that eventually cause alterations in the structures related to it, such as vertebral pains: cervical pains, upper and lower back pains, pains in the back of the thighs, deviation of the column etc.

Muscle pain is one of the main factors of low performance at a professional level, this is mostly due to poor postures taken over prolonged periods or activities / repetitive movements that generate injuries or trauma

How Should I Correctly Sit at My Desk?

The traditional work posture in front of a computer is sitting, when adopting it, it is convenient to consider the following:

  • Neck: Looking forward and not up, down or sideways
  • Shoulders: Relaxed
  • Elbow: Supported, maintaining an angle between 90º and 100º.
  • Wrist: Relaxed, aligned with respect to the forearm (avoid lateral deviations)
  • Back (lumbar region): Maintain its natural curvature
  • Hip: Maintain an angle of 90º to 100º, with the thighs parallel to the ground
  • Knee: At an angle greater than 90º.
  • Feet: Fully supported on the floor or on a footrest.

From the point of view of the work task, the conditions for working seated must ensure that the professional works without discomfort with the least fatigue and the greatest comfort. The incorrect dimensions of the work area can overload the muscles of the neck, shoulders and back and result in intense pain.

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